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Maritime London - Discover the past, explore the present

Explore the history of maritime London from Roman settlements to today's Docklands. Find out about the individuals and events that have contributed to its wealth and importance, and discover the communities who have made this great port city their home.
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Signs from the past   Signs from the past

Video memories from Docklands deaf community
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73 killed in East End explosion

The terrible events at Silvertown's TNT factory
  73 killed in East End explosion
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Prison hulks on the River Thames   Prison hulks on the River Thames

Find out more about the notorious floating prisons that housed London's convicts
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The Goan community of London

The London Goan community's origins and maritime links with the docks of East London
  The Goan community of London
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Image for Browse Collections
Browse the collections
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Don't miss...
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Dockers reunited launch button
See what happened when we re-united a group of ex dock workers
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Virtual pub crawl button
Experience a maritime pub crawl
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Quick Quiz
Which science fiction television series was shot on location at Butler's Wharf?
Star Trek
Doctor Who
Blake's Seven
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Port Fact
Why were bird droppings and animal blood used in Silvertown?

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National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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